Comprehensive MOT Test Centre Information Near Me

Find the nearest MOT Test Centres. Enter your postcode in the search box and we'll find all the MOT Stations near you ordered by distance. In addition to a handy map we will also include booking telephone numbers and, where possible, opening times. If you have a car, van, motor bike, private passenger vehicle or, even, a trike, we'll list all the M.O.S. Test Centers near you.

MOT Test Centre Counties

UK MOT Test Centres in County Of Herefordshire

Upper Hill
Pudleston
Phocle Green
Bycross
Urdimarsh
Glewstone
Checkley
Leintwardine
Stoke Lacy
Mansel Lacy
Calver Hill
Ryeford
Tillington
Upper Town
Much Marcle
Netherton
Byford
Allensmore
Holywell
Pencombe
Ballsgate Common
Bacton
Ross-on-Wye
Shawl
Crowmoor
Cold Green
Urishay Common
Todding
Lower Bearwood
Pentre-Jack
Garway Hill
Kynaston
Canon Bridge
Clodock
Stoke Lane
Durlow Common
Norton Wood
Perrystone Hill
Barrelhill Green
Mordiford
Mansell Gamage
Wellington Marsh
Byton
Stanford Bishop
Lower Buckenhill
Upper Breinton
Winnal
Hill of Eaton
Lower Broxwood
Stocking
Aston Crews
Westhide
King's Thorn
Swainshill
Mortimer's Cross
Staunton on Arrow
Pie Corner
Priory Wood
Sellack
Lower Grove Common
New Street
Carey
Stockingfield
Kilcot
Hillhampton
Steen's Bridge
Hawkersland Cross
Wharton
Sollers Dilwyn
Holmer
Kerne Bridge
Fawley Chapel
Nutfield
Little Gorsley
Leominster
Lingen
The Hundred
Wyson
Lewis Wych
Burley Gate
Upper Lyde
Bagwyllydiart
Sutton St Michael
Hyde Ash
Claytons
Llanandras and Presteigne
Upper Maes-coed
Huntington
Little Merthyr
Luston
Brimfieldcross
Ham Green
Coughton
Middleton on the Hill
Nunnington
Hereford
Munsley Green
Moorcot
Upper Marston
White Rocks
Tarrington
Norton Canon
Marden
Rhydspence
Brockhampton
Ocle Pychard
Kingswood
Turnastone
Titley
Buckholt
Panks Bridge
Hurstley
Pikestye
Coddington
Lower Harpton
Ledgemoor
Weobley Marsh
Bridstow
Bodenham
Wellington
Lower Maes-coed
Bredwardine
Trumpet
Risbury
Stowe
Llanwarne
Vowchurch
Franklands Gate
Poolpardon
Brierley
Thruxton
Pencraig
Merbach
Monkland
Ashperton
Hom Green
Hampton Bishop
Gilfach
Beavan's Hill
Eastnor
Knill
Howton
Bradnor Green
Buckton
Much Birch
Grittlesend
Brockmanton
Little Hill
Ashley Moor
Meer Common
Credenhill
Canon Pyon
Lea Line
Preston Marsh
Tedstone Wafer
Ebnall
Welshman's Lane
Buckcastle Hill
Burcher
Gorsley
Moorhampton
Upper Hardwick
Docklow
Ivington
Birchall
Monkhide
Whitechurch Maund
Stoke Cross
Llanrothal
Prior's Frome
Marlas
Marston
Deerfold
Biddlestone
Moreton
Lawton
Kilpeck
Cradley
Upperton
Wormsley
Bromyard
Woolhope
Shelwick
Rodd
Lugwardine
Aylton
Common Bach
Lucton
Birtley
Lower Breinton
Old Forge
Stapleton
Wormbridge
Adforton
Linley Green
Elton
Clifford
Grantsfield
Isle of Rhea
Haven
Halmond's Frome
Pen-y-Park
Upton Crews
Brilley Mountain
Hope under Dinmore
Michaelchurch Escley
Three Ashes
Nextend
Fownhope
Eardisland
Chickward
Bridge Sollers
Wigmore
Crossway
Colwall Stone
Dulas
Dilwyn
Putley Green
Upper Sapey
Eastwood
Staunton on Wye
Withington Marsh
Pen-allt
Nash
Upper Hergest
Lyne Down
Eaton Bishop
Uphampton
Newton
Winter's Cross
Comberton
Richards Castle
Sutton Lakes
Maund Bryan
Hagley
Westhope
Ludstock
Snodhill
Downton on the Rock
Weirend
Green Lane
Cock Gate
Stony Cross
Lower Wootton
Walford
Wormelow Tump
Newtown
Kentchurch
Stoke Prior
Moorend Cross
Little Doward
Evesbatch
Lower Lye
Wootton
Acton Green
Letton
Hamnish Clifford
Burrington
Tillington Common
Ongar Street
Pembridge
Bartestree
Woonton Ash
Grafton
Bicton
Little Cowarne
Old Gore
Llangarron
Wellington Heath
Bishopstone
Shucknall
Wilson
Shirl Heath
Ballingham
Stretton Grandison
Millhalf
Acton Beauchamp
Kerry's Gate
Willersley
Tidnor
Ridgeway Cross
Munderfield Row
The Broad
Michaelchurch
Mahollam
Sugwas Pool
Evendine
Walterstone Common
Dukes
Marlow
Felton
Munderfield Stocks
Yarsop
Woodbrook
Aymestrey
Cobnash
Combe
Brick End
Whitchurch
Coldharbour
Sutton St Nicholas
Yazor
Thornbury
Westmoor
St Owen's Cross
Nupton
Grendon Green
Perton
Portway
Collington
Kingstone
Adley Moor
Llangrove
Lea
Munsley
Bishops Frome
Eyton
Stagbatch
Brimfield
Bradlow
Putley
Lower Hergest
Walterstone
Ashton
Brampton Abbotts
Stretford
Crow Hill
Fromington
Moccas
Stoke Edith
Trewen
Canon Frome
Bredenbury
Yarkhill
Llanveynoe
Yatton
Upton Bishop
The Forge
Donnington
Little Garway
White Stone
Putley Common
Green Crize
Tretire
Pontrilas
Mathon
Eau Withington
Sarnesfield
Little Brampton
Bromyard Downs
Howle Hill
Eaton
Orleton Common
Vowchurch Common
Eardisley
Aulden
Lyde Cross
Ryelands
Dormington
Bush Bank
Bullinghope
Stansbatch
Wilton
Lower Kinsham
Little Common
Loxter
Holme Marsh
Lulham
Greenhill
Crozen
Knapton Green
Bolstone
Upper Wellington
Blakemere
Even Pits
West Lydiatt
Stockton
King's Acre
Moreton on Lugg
Moreton Jeffries
Breinton Common
Little Tarrington
Symonds Yat East
Abbey Dore
Brookfield
Foxley
Preston on Wye
Rowlestone
Venn's Green
Sandyway
Whitney-on-Wye
Gosford
Trolway
Brinsop
Upper Lye
Bredward
Whyle
Elton's Marsh
Kington
Whitbourne
St Weonards
Welsh Newton Common
Peterstow
Twyford Common
Ewyas Harold
Lower Welson
Goodrich Cross
Little Dewchurch
Bailey Lane End
The Leys
Didley
Wood End
Rowland's Green
Monnington on Wye
Tedstone Delamere
Orleton
Hardwicke
Kenchester
Ford
Parkway
Humber
Orcop Hill and Cole's Tump
Shobdon
Much Cowarne
Pipe Aston
Rodd Hurst
Shenmore
Goodrich
Great Malvern
Little Hereford
Norbridge
Pipe and Lyde
Welsh Newton
Hay-on-Wye and Y Gelli Gandryll
Sollers Hope
Hope Mansell
High Lane
Tyberton
Hoarwithy
Nokelane Head
Brampton Bryan
Longtown
Peterchurch
Sallys
Lower Green
Linton
Harewood End
Brobury
Edwyn Ralph
Kivernoll
Upper Grove Common
Great Brampton
Ledbury
Aston
Crumpton Hill
Storridge
Marlbrook
Upper Egleton
Lower Town
King's Pyon
Combe Moor
King's Caple
The Vauld
Auberrow
Pixley
Fiddler's Green
Weston Beggard
Ridge Hill
Weobley
Byford Common
Almeley
Park Gate
Upper Dormington
Sutton Marsh
Wayend Street
Waller's Green
Bosbury
Crocker's Ash
Leinthall Starkes
Lyonshall
Winforton
Arrow Green
Withington
Bromsash
Kinton
Burford
Garway
Upper Kinsham
The Bage
Ruxton Green
Pontshill Marsh
Wetmore
Meadow Green
Ailscroft
Llancloudy
Staplow
Cobhall Common
Little Birch
Woods Eaves
Holme Lacy
Leinthall Earls
Preston Wynne
Madley
Callow
Sapey Common
Whitton
Burmarsh
Much Dewchurch
Symonds Yat West
Foy
Hinton
Hill Gate
Kinnersley
Crick's Green
Fromes Hill
Orcop
Kimbolton
Veldo
Lower Hardwick
Cabal
Leysters
Penguithal
Pontshill
Almeley Wootton
Weston
Burghill
Westbrook
Munstone
Wolferlow
Hatfield
Logaston
Woonton
Easthampton
Little Marcle
Stretton Sugwas
Gorsley Common
Yarpole
Strangford
Elms Green
Bellamore
Headland
Birley
Westfield
Wacton
Dorstone
Dinedor
Bearwood
The Parks
Rushall
Baysham
Hill-field
Kingsland
Rushock
Litmarsh
Middleton
Bircher
Luntley
Falcon
Clehonger
Colwall
How Caple
Broad Oak
Woolhope Cockshoot
St Margarets
Pen-pwll-sond
Cockyard
Lower Egleton
Aston Ingham

When to get an MOT

The MOT test is designed to check that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards defined by the Department for Transport.

The rules that determine when you need to MOT your vehicle depend on the type of vehicle you have and what you use it for. These rules are grouped into Classes which currently include 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a and 7. Broardly speaking you need to MOT your vehicle on;

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old
The exception to this is vehicles that are categorised as Class 4, 5 and 5a which need to be MOT tested every 12 months.

Driving a vehicle without an MOT can attract a fine of up to £1,000

Expired MOT certificate

It is not acceptable to drive a vehicle if its MOT has certificate expired. Doing so can result in a prosecution. Exceptions to this rule are;

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired,
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test1.

1A pre-arranged MOT test is one that has been arranged in advance. If you are stopped on the way to a drop in MOT test centre without an appointment you may not qualify for an exemption.

MOT renewal

An MOT lasts for a calendar year. The MOT expiration date is printed on the MOT pass certificate.

It is important to ensure your vehicle's MOT test certificate is renewed before the MOT test due date. This is can be done as early as a month minus 1 day before the expiration of the current certificate or anniversary of the registration of the vehicle. It is acceptable to get a new MOT test certificate at any time, however, the start date of the certificate will change if the renewal date is more than a month minus a day before the expiration of the current certificate.

MOT Test Fees and Class Descriptions

The Department for Transport has specified maximum fees that MOT test centres can charge. These are broken down by the Class of the vehicle as this roughly equates to the amount of effort required by the MOT Test Centre to carry out the test. The following table explains the Classes and associated costs.

ClassVehicle TypeAge before
MOT (years)
Maximum
Fee
1Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 29.65
1Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 37.80
2Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)3£ 29.65
2Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)3£ 37.80
33-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£ 37.80
43-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£ 54.85
4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£ 54.85
4Motor caravans3£ 54.85
4Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£ 54.85
4Dual purpose vehicles3£ 54.85
4Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£ 54.85
4Ambulances and taxis1£ 54.85
4Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£ 57.30
4Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)3£ 54.85
4aClass 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check£ 64.00
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£ 59.55
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£ 80.65
5Playbuses1£ 80.65
5aClass 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 80.50
5aClass 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 124.50
7Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)3£ 58.60

Test Failures and Retests

If your vehicle has failed its MOT Test you may qualify for a free or reduced retest.

If the MOT Test Centre carries out the repair then ordinarily they would retest the vehicle at a reduced cost or no cost at all, depending on the nature of the work and the time between the two MOT tests.

If you decide to take your vehicle away for repair you will need to ensure that your vehicle's current certificate is still valid. If your certificate is no longer valid then you will only be able to take your vehicle to a repair agent to get the defects corrected and to an MOT Test Centre with a pre-arranged MOT test appointment. You will not be able to take your vehicle to any other location.

If you have taken your vehicle away for repair and manage to return it to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a retest, the MOT Test Centre will not charge for the partial retest, assuming the repair is one or more of the following items;

  • access panels
  • battery
  • bonnet
  • bootlid
  • brake pedal antislip
  • break glass hammer (class 5 vehicles only)
  • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • door open warning device (class 5 vehicles only)
  • dropsides
  • electrical wiring
  • emergency exits and signs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance door remote control (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance/exit steps (class 5 vehicles only)
  • fuel filler cap
  • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that doesn’t need a headlamp aim check)
  • horn
  • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
  • loading door
  • main beam 'tell-tale'
  • mirrors
  • rear reflectors
  • registration plates
  • seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • seats
  • sharp edges or projections
  • stairs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • steering wheel
  • tailboard
  • tailgate
  • trailer electrical sockets
  • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • tyre pressure monitoring system
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • windscreen glass, wipers and washers
  • wheels and tyres (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar)
If the repair is for another fault or you do not get your vehicle back within the time period then you are eligible for a charge.

If you return your vehicle, after a repair, within 10 working days of the original test then the MOT Test Centre can complete a partial test which may be free or at a reduce charge. If it is not within this period then the MOT Text Centre will need to carry out a full test for which a full charge can be made.

Booking an MOT

MOT Test Centres offer a variety of methods for booking your vehicle in for a test. The primary means of booking is by phone. Our website offers a handy click to call facility if you are using a compatible device saving the need to save or write the number down. It is also worth noting that many sites now have online booking capabilities making it quick and easy for you to book your car in for a test.

MOT Test Centre maximum fees are controlled. Familiarise yourself with the Class of your vehicle and ensure that the MOT Test Centre does not charge you more than the maximum fee specified.

How does the MOT Test work?

An MOT test is an annual check of qualifying vehicles by an approved agent of items the Department of Transport has deemed essential for the safe operation of the vehicle on the public highway. Checks vary by vehicle category but all include essential items like headlights, seatbelt and tyres.

The MOT Test is designed to ensure the vehicle meets road safety and emission standards as defined by the Department for Transport. The test ensures your vehicle is in appropriate condition for use on the road. The MOT Test focuses on elements of the vehicle that ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users. The Test does not concern itself with the condition of the vehicle's engine or gearbox, for example, but does focus on items such as seat belts, breaks and lights. For a full guide please read the MOT Inspection Manual.

Whilst the MOT Test is being performed you are allowed to view the Test from the MOT Public viewing area. You are not, however, allowed to interact with the Tester during the course of their duties.

MOT Test Completion

When the MOT Tester has completed the inspection you will be issued with a certificate. This can be an MOT Certificate, if the vehicle has passed, or a refusal of an MOT Test Certificate. In either case the outcome, along with the vehicles odometer reading will be recorded in the MOT test database, which is a national register.

If the vehicle has passed the MOT Test the MOT Certificate will be issued with, amoungst other things, the epiration date of the Certificate. You will need to repeat this process again before this date.

If the vehicle has NOT passed the MOT Test the refusal of an MOT Test Certificate will be issued which contains the reasons why the vehicle failed the test. If you decide to take the vehicle away for repair then please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the rules related to retesting your vehicle, especially if your MOT Test Certificate has expired.

If you feel you vehicle has been incorrectly failed then you may lodge an appeal with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) by calling them on 0300 123 9000 week days between 7:30am to 6pm. You should also contact them if you think your MOT Test Certificate is not geniune or if you think your vehicle has passed when it shouldn't have.

Driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition can attract a fine of up to £2,000, a driving ban and 3 penalty points
Information on this site is correct at time of publication. We assume no responsibility for any incorrect data, ommissions or errors.
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